Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette- Mi Vida Loca

Hola! So I have been a sucker for Kat Von D palettes for awhile, they’re so preeetttyyy! I haven’t gotten one in some time though, until I happened to see this baby hiding in a leeeeeettle picture on the bottom of the Sephora site. The outside of the palette alone had me excited! Read on to see some more photos and swatches!



Color Descriptions and names in order:

Swan Song (iridescent pearl)
Marya (shimmery vanilla)
No Regrets (shimmery gold)
Drama For Yo Momma (shimmery kelly green)
Mad Max (matte sky blue)
Dublin (iridescent purple)
Sparklehorse (hot pink purple sparkle)
Altruism (pearl soft pink).
Wonderchild (electric blue)

As you can probably tell from the swatches, these shades are a bit more pastel than I originally expected. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; I think it would work well for the spring, and works nicely for those who are a bit intimidated by color, but like the idea of it. If you want these to really shine, definitely use some sort of base for them to stick to- like a white eyeliner.
I like that this palette doesn’t have any cream shadows that Kat Von D palettes tend to have, as I never touch them, so it’s nice to have all powder shadows here. One of my favorite colors here is actually the first shade, Swan Song (the off-white). The photos don’t do it justice, it has an awesome pink duo chrome going on and is beautiful! All shades in this palette are a frost or satin except the blue, which is matte. This doesn’t bother me, but might get a bit shimmer-overload for some.
As for the eyeliner, I think it’d be pretty just under the lower lashes, or smoked out around the rim of the eyes. It’s a nice vivid blue with a fun shimmer, and would be an unexpected twist on your basic, run-of-the-mill smokey black liner.
Another aspect of this palette that I really love is the packaging. I love the display of “Mi Vida Loca” on the front and how it’s a metallic gradient of color. The palette is metal and has a clasp to close, so the only way to open it is to push in the tab at the front. this is nice because if you’re like me and travel a lot, or tend to take your makeup with you, it’s not going to open on its own. The packaging does have a downside though, and that is the top is a little springy. When you press the tab to open it, the top kinda springs back a little quick. This is also annoying in the sense that the top only stays flat, you can’t keep it open at a 90 degree angle, so it can’t be hands free if you are planning to use the mirror inside.

This palette is available for $34 from Sephora.


  1. leah says

    WHyyyyyy… I get sucked into her stuff!! I want to see these in person… very interested. Thanks

  2. zadidoll says

    How did you apply these? Over a primer or base? Wet or dry? Because every other blogger that I’ve seen do swatches of these the colors look chalky and dull while yours looks gorgeous.

    1. Leesha says

      oops! I forgot to add that. I applied them dry over an ELF eyeshadow primer.

  3. Pixel says


  4. almeida88 says

    looks nice, almost looks like a rainbow in the middle ;) thanks for the swatches

  5. ipandaface says

    I saw this on the website today and I thought want. I am a bit disappointed they are pastel but at the same time they are very Rainbow Brite. :)

  6. Brooke says

    Great eyeshadows for a twenty twelve easter look. Just saying

  7. Joelle says

    Beautiful colours! I didn’t even know she had a make-up line. Thanks!

    1. Ariana says

      Everything by her always looks amazingly gorgeous, she has a very pretty, nicely varied line. There really is something for everyone that has different tastes when it comes to makeup. :)

  8. Autumn :3 says

    I am a HUGE fan of Kat Von D’s palettes and i needd this!!!!!
    I’m happy these turned out more pastel as you said!:)
    I’m a huge fan of pastel colors in general so this will be funky and fun to play around with!
    That green and blue..look amazing!!!!
    I own like 7 Kat VON D palettes already including her Tattoo Chronicles volume 1! love her stuff!


    I’M SOO HAPPY ONE OF MY FAV MAKEUP/GURUS bought this!!!!:)

    Seems to be that all the stuff i’m interested in…. gurus never seem to buy :P

    but this made me happy :D

  9. Sarah says

    OMG! I need this in my life! Come on Income taxes momma needs a new palette =]

  10. Kim says

    I used to be obsessed with Kat Von D’s palettes, but now I just don’t reach for them anymore. I don’t really know why. This palette looks very pretty, but since I already have all of the Sugarpill colors and highlight shades like that, I won’t be buying. Great review!

  11. Dizzy says

    I LOVE this palette. I’ve been searching for an all-pastel palette but I never expected one from Kat von D. I have loved all the palettes I purchased from the line so I’m ordering this ASAP.

    On another note, I agree. The cream shadow in some of the palettes are so irritating. But that’s only one mark against otherwise flawless palettes.

  12. Danish says

    Is the ELF primer you used good?
    I recently ordered some stuff off the website and skipped it for some reason.

    I thought it would suck.. and I don’t use much primers.

    1. Jana says

      I use the ELF mineral eye shadow primer literally everyday. I love it. I find it to work just as well as any other primer, but it’s much more budget friendly.

  13. Miss Katie says

    Is there any product out there that you would compare these to? [ie; MAC, Urban Decay, etc]

  14. Olivia says

    Colors remind me of Easter :)

    I like the iridescent pearl shade, really pretty.

  15. Christine says

    This looks gorgeous!! I have never tried any of the Kat Von D palettes but now I really want to try them out. Heard so many great things about them :)

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  17. Sarah Bodkin says

    I need the wonderchild gold color for my sunset look. You Leesha, are an insperation. :D

  18. Laura says

    Awww I love this palette!! I’m forever seeing stuff I like from Kat Von D’s beauty range. I wish there was a Sephora in Ireland!! Just found your blog, I love it:):) xxx

  19. Chris says

    I love the colors – muy bonita!

  20. Magnolia says

    i really like these, can you do a tutorial using these please???

  21. Angie C says

    Thanks for the swatches w/primer…they are gorgeous…i ordered earlier today, cant wait :)

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    fantastic post. Ne’er knew this, thanks for letting me know.

  23. Annie says

    Ahh these are so gooorgeous!

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